And here's another back issue of Imprimis which I happened upon (as opposed to this one mentioned earlier) that seems worth noting. Historian Paul Johnson gives his 5 'heroic virtues' of a statesman-hero. They are:
1. Ideas and Beliefs
4. Ability to Communicate
5. Greatness of Soul
The article is readable and thought-provoking. Statesmen Johnson mentions are Reagan, Churchill and Thatcher.